ncsss 2018 conference logo dates



 Wednesday, November 7
12-6 p.m. Registration Open  
1-4 p.m. Excursion to Rice University  Additional $15 cost when you register
5:30 p.m. New Attendee/First-Time Presenter Session  
6-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception  
Thursday, November 8
7 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration Open  
7:45-8:45 a.m. Breakfast  
9-10 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Tapia  
10-10:50 a.m. Engaging Students in Fundamental Biological Concepts Through UN Sustainability Goals  Science
  Academic Retention through STEM Camps and Recitation Courses Interdisciplinary Studies/
Chemistry, Math, Summer Programs
  Ethics, Protest, and Racial Justice Humanities
  Expanding Access to Computer Science At NCSSM and Across NC: Lessons Learned from a New STEM Scholars Program with Rural Schools Computer Science
  It Takes a Village: A Tiered Approach to Supporting Mental Wellness of STEM Students Wellness/School Climate/Academic Integrity/Mindset
  Community Building in the Virtual Classroom Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
  Interdisciplinary Activities in Finite Mathematics Mathematics
11-11:50 a.m. Using Computer Algebra System in Teaching High School Physics Science
  Let's Talk: Selective Admission and Committee-Based Evaluation Admissions/Enrollment Management
  Coding Powers Everything: Using the BBC Micro:Bit as a Teaching & Outreach Tool Computer Science
  Minute Mathematics: Sharing the Beauty of Mathematics Mathematics
  Top 10 Pitfalls of Science Writing Humanities
  Teamwork and Collaboration-Skills We Must Teach! Interdisciplinary Studies/
All Curricular Areas
  Leadership Education and Development in STEM High Schools Interdisciplinary Studies/
12-1 p.m. Lunch
NCSSS Awards Presentation
1-2 p.m. College Fair  
2-2:50 p.m. Modeling in the Physiology Classroom Interdisciplinary Studies/
Science and Engineering
  Statistics: Demos, Experiments and Projects Mathematics
  Designing an Interdisciplinary Course in Cryptography Interdisciplinary Studies/
Mathematics & Computer Science
  Writing on the Wall: The immigrant experience through poetry, from Angel Island to DACA Humanities
  Using Social Media to Conduct Brown Bag Chats in a Digital Age College and/or Career Counseling
  The creation and evolution of the PROMISE and EXCEL programs at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
3-4:50 p.m. Developing Curriculum for Project-Based Engineering Courses Engineering/Makerspace/Technology
  Engaging High School Girls with Social and Ethical Technologies Interdisciplinary Studies/
Computer Science, Science, Technology, Diversity, Outreach/Pipelines
  Event Driven Programmming in JavaFX Computer Science
  Exploring Other Worlds: a Project in Planetary Science Class Science
  Implementing Entrepreneurship & The Design Thinking Process Across Disciplines Interdisciplinary Studies/
Entrepreneurship (Humanities) and Computer Science
  Introduction to Virtual Reality Interdisciplinary Studies/
Technology, Computer Science, Makerspace
  Creating Pathways for Interdisciplinary Research in a STEM High School Environment Interdisciplinary Studies/
Humanities (science and technology studies, cultural studies, foreign language, communication, sociology) & engineering
5-6:30 p.m. Reception  
Friday, November 9
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration Open  
8-9 a.m. Breakfast and Business Meeting  
9-9:50 a.m. Academic Transition: a course designed to ease students’ adjustment to the rigors of a STEM school & reduce attrition Administration
  Culturally Responsive STEM Diversity
  Exporting Excellence: How ASMSA’s Teacher Outreach Program Increases Teacher Capacity in Arkansas Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
  Highlight Your History to Reach Alumni, Funders, Researchers and the Merely Curious Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
  Sprouting Interest in the Plant Sciences Science
  Strategies for Teaching Diversity and Inclusion in Pre-Modern Literature Humanities
  Research - It’s Not Just for Scientists Interdisciplinary Studies/
Humanities, science, research
10-10:50 a.m. Designing a College Transition Curriculum College and/or Career Counseling
  Thoughtful Scheduling: A Surprising Avenue for Student Support Admissions/Enrollment Management
  The "SPARK" that Ignites Corporate Partnerships Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
  Sustainable Pollinator Gardens with Research Applications Research
  Our Stories: Beyond the Classroom Interdisciplinary Studies/
Humanities, Diversity, School Climate
  Utilizing Website Evaluation Criteria in Selecting Online Resources Interdisciplinary Studies/
Media and Information Literacy
  Overworked by Homework- How to Make Independent Assignments More Meaningful Interdisciplinary Studies/
All classes
11-11:50 a.m. Environmental Impact- Using Digital Media to Focus Student Learning Science
  Community Outreach: Strategies for Forging Successful School-to-Business Partnerships Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
  Defining Educational Goals & Assessments for Student Research Experiences: Challenges, Tradition, and Variety Research
  Diversity and Inclusion  in the Science Classroom Interdisciplinary Studies/
Science and Humanities
  From Traditional School to STEM Certified in 2 years Administration
  Fostering Success Among African American Students From  Low SES Backgrounds in the STEM Fields; Strategies for Professional School Counselors and Educators Diversity
  Agri or Agree? : Impact of Agriculture Elective on Special Science High School Students in the Philippines Science
12-1 p.m.  Lunch
 Speaker: Maree Sneed
1:30-2:20 p.m. Teaching Artificial Intelligence Through Game Programming Computer Science
  Using 21st Century Technology to teach 14th Century Skills Interdisciplinary Studies/
Humanities, Computer Science, Engineering/Makerspace/Technology
  Productivity and Life-Long Learning Best Practices for Educators Interdisciplinary Studies/
Across the academic curriculum & Career Counseling & Wellness
  Involving Students in Authentic Conservation Research Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
  IMSA Allies Program: The Power of Near-Peer Teaching Outreach/Partnerships/Pipelines/Summer Programs
  Digital Storytelling: Promotional Videos with Nearly No Budget Admissions/Enrollment Management
  How do we balance Depth vs Breadth? Science
2:30-4 p.m. Bringing VR to Life with 360º/VR Cinema Cameras  
  Hands-on Project Based STEM Learning at MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute  
  Space University  
8-  Evening - On Your Own  
Saturday, November 10
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Excursion to Johnson Space Center
 Additional $50 cost when you register

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